Walking With You Through The Process Of Probate Administration
Probate is the process of administering a person’s estate after his or her death and transferring assets to beneficiaries. Probate involves identifying and gathering estate assets, notifying beneficiaries, and paying off any debts associated with the estate. The process can be complex, but you do not have to walk through it alone.
The lawyers at Lucido & Manzella, P.C., are your experienced guides through the probate administration process. If you have to settle the estate of a loved one or have other complex estate planning concerns, we are committed to providing the information you need and helping you reach a beneficial conclusion in a timely manner.
What Do You Need To Know About Probate?
Probate is not necessary for all assets a person may own. For example, property held in trusts or distributed by beneficiary designation do not need to go through probate. However, probate is necessary for assets distributed by a will. Depending on the size of your family member’s estate, you may have the option of simplified, or informal, probate.
Our lawyers will guide you through the Michigan probate process as quickly and efficiently as possible. When you rely on the assistance of one of our probate lawyers, we will work to help you avoid issues and resolve the process with minimal complications.
Other Estate Planning Concerns You May Have
There are estate planning options that can serve to both protect an individual during his or her lifetime and also simply eliminate the need for probate. If you need to become the caretaker of an elderly parent, we can also advise you if you need to be named your parent’s guardian. If your parent named you his or her agent under a power of attorney, you may not need to go through the guardianship process.